To galvanize young researchers in the study of gratitude, the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley will grant up to seven awards for dissertation-level research projects with the greatest potential to advance the science and practice of gratitude. (Eight excellent researchers received $10,000 awards in the first cycle of this program.)

GGSC logoPreference will be given to innovative projects that have clear scientific or translational impact. Awardees will receive up to $10,000 for one year to support the conduct of their dissertation research. No more than 15 percent of the total costs ($1,500) may be allocated to Facilities & Administrative (F&A)/Indirect Costs.  If you have any questions about the application process or the awards themselves, please consult the GGSC Dissertation Research Awards FAQ.

This Dissertation Research Award program is part of a larger project, Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Applications must be submitted via the applicant’s institution’s Office of Sponsored Research through the online submission form on the GGSC website, which also has more information about the awards.  The application deadline is April 5, 2013 at 5 p.m.